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2014 - AEGEAN ODYSSEY - A Summary


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Here are some of my thoughts about my time aboard.

Unlike just about every other cruise line, Voyage to Antiquity has only the one ship - the Aegean Odyssey.

It is getting on a bit in years, has zero frills and is not the prettiest ship afloat.

A SHIPS TOUR ....

Starting at the bow on the top deck, there is a promenade around the quite nice looking Observation lounge and an outdoor bar overlooking the swimming pool.

The lounge was used for private functions by various groups, AHI, Road Scholars & Mr Bridge etc. & so, often out of bounds to me.
That was not a bother as I did not spend much time here anyway. It shook a lot and had a limited view out doors. But on one visit, the pianist was using it to practice & that was really irritating.
Neither fish nor foul

The unshaded bar outside the lounge overlooking the pool, is functional & not very attractive by itself, but it does have some nice comfy armchairs and a great view over the ocean & of course - Lorraine & Irish.
This bar often ( if not every day ) had a cocktail special for a very reasonable 5 dollars. Beer was also reasonable at 3.80 even for a fairly large can of Guinness. But they then add a12.5% service charge onto your end of cruise statement. I have never understood why they feel the need to do that.

It was nice place to sit & watch the sun go down with a sundowner.

There is no deck that has a promenade all the way round the ship & what outdoor decking there is goes up and down steps. It can be a bit confusing getting around. No one used any of it as a jogging track. Some did walk it & the steps would have taken off a few calories.

Taking the steps down to the lido deck brings you to the pool. Just a rectangle with nothing to commend it. It has what seemed an adequate number of sun loungers, most with sunshades.

At the forward end there is a sitting area with the same comfy armchairs & a few table & chairs for the Healthy Breakfast. ie nothing fried.

Complimentary tea and coffee are available here most of the day & I would take some upstairs as they charged about 2.80 up there.

This should have been a great place to sit, out of the wind & weather except it was very noisy & vibrated too much for my liking.

Heading around the pool & further aft there were a few loungers there & again on the next deck down. I never saw too many people using these.

Another set of stairs takes us down to the half outdoor, half under cover terrace. Looking very nice with white, canvas captains chairs and tables for two, four and a few for eight. A few sunshades and a bit of greenery.

Our Captain was often taking his meal out here on a captains chair.

The center has a Tapas bar & between the inside doors a grill.

It's a great area for al fresco breakfast, lunch and dinner but it has one major drawback.

Smut.

Not some raunchy comedian but globules of smut from the smoke stack.

I stayed under the covered area to avoid getting black & I hate to think what a mess it would make of a nice white dress.

I expect the excess smut is down to the age of the ship & probably not a lot they can do about that.

There was often a lot of pollution issuing from the smoke stack, as there is on every cruise ship. I may have just noticed it more on this one.

Coming indoors from the terrace & there is a table between the doors groaning ( or is that the passengers ) under the weight of food. Deserts or Pastries. Cheese or ice cream.

No ice cream at dinner but if you ask Steph nicely, he will make some appear on your table.

Lots of seating space here. Normally no waiter service except for drinks but when the number of passengers dropped to 150, they alternated closing the terrace & main restaurants. On those occasions there was waiter service on the terrace & indoors with a menu.

At the far end there is a horseshoe shaped buffet counter with all sorts of goodies. Lots of cheery staff here, serving from the buffet & taking food to the tables which is a nice touch

Both indoors & outdoors are nothing fancy but are comfortable, pleasant eating areas.

Leaving the dining room, passing the small shop on the left. Nothing particularly expensive here. It has the usual logo stuff, jewelry, things you have forgotten to bring and - CHOCOLATE.
A very large Dairy MIlk was about 5 dollars. It’s more expensive at home.

Turn right for the small library. Well stocked with travel reference books but not a lot of ‘take away’ books. Pick up a photo - copy of several daily papers here.

By the library, take the door to the Port side of the Promenade deck. Quite a nice sitting area here but a bit cluttered. Carry on down to the end & up some stairs. This area looks like it might be private or off-limits but there is nothing stopping anyone sitting here & It was a favourite place of mine to sit outdoors & watch the ocean. Rarely any other passsengers here.
Carry on around for a nice view off the front of the ship.
You cannot get upstairs from here so back downstairs, along the starboard Promenade deck & indoors again. Turning left brings you into the Lounge. This is quite large with lots windows & light. It has the bar at the near end, and a small dance floor between it & the stage. This is the place where the two musical acts perform. One was a three some - piano, double base & violin. The other a duo of keyboard & violin. The violinist also sang.

Both of the acts were quite good & I enjoyed them but a bit too much of the same thing.

The stage has a really annoying pole right in front of it, obscuring a performer. I mentioned it to the cruise director & wondered if there was some way of bringing the acts in front of the pole. I got nonsense for a response.

This is one of the meeting places for excursions.

The other is just forward. It is a non sloping, theater type area where the evening films, lectures & shore excursion briefings are held. An adequate space for those but get there early if you want a seat where you can see the screen. It can also be a bit squeaky.

Down stairs to deck five for the reception & a small sitting area, the hair dressing salon & Internet room. I never saw much of a line-up at reception.

Downstairs again for the disembarkation door.

The Spa & sauna & gym are also down here. Both are tiny. if there were a ships cat, you would not be able the swing it here. The sauna is free to use.

Downstairs again for the formal dining room. If there were portholes here I expect we would be able to see fishes swimming past. At first glance it does not appear very large but there is a slightly lower level, almost out of sight from the central area.

I was only here twice for an evening meal but many times for lunch.
I have found these dining options great for lunch on any ship. The food is served fairly quick since there are hardly any diners. I may be wrong but expect people don’t come here because they don’t want to get dressed up as they would for diner. But, there is not much of a dress code for lunch and I come here straight from a mornings excursion. Shorts & all.
Wine is not complimentary at lunch but a bottle cost only 18 dollars. When it still had some left, Kadeck took it away & brought it back another day. An economical way to buy it.

I had 2 cabins on this ship.
Everything in the cheaper one on deck four was small. Maybe the smallest I have experienced on a ship. Unusually on a ship, the two small beds could not be combined into one. My feet hung over the end so I had to untuck the duvet. I could not convince the steward not to tuck the duvet in even though it is less work for him & that duvets are not meant to be tucked in. The looser they are, the more efficient & they need to be efficient to combat the extreme cold of the room. Lots of noise too coming from outside the cabin

The second Cain was an upgrade to the fifth floor and an entirely different animal. Spacious, with a window & large shower. But still too cold. Much quieter but on the first night there was a lot of noise at 2:30 AM. I mentioned it to the officer in charge but we could not identify what it might have been.

A few nights later it happened again & I went out searching the source. Not a sole around, but there was a vacuum cleaner & this might have been the source.

I do no watch TV except while getting changed but did notice a difference between the two cabins. The pricier cabin had a large wide screen. It looked & sounded better than the cheap seats but lost the info from the top & bottom of the screen. So with the smaller screen, I could see the temperature on the navigation channel and the news scrolling on BBC etc, but not on the wide screen.

I got the spacious cabin as a free upgrade but feel that the amount of money I paid I should have had it anyway.

I would not take a ‘cheap’ cabin were I to go on this ship again & the more expensive cabins would probably be above my budget.

Everywhere on this ship except the outside terrace is very clean.

The early morning wake up call is a delight, being an actual person, one or the other of the reception girls.

THE MEALS.

There were definite gaps between meals. Much longer gaps than on most cruises. Still, with breakfast, lunch, tea & dinner - nobody starved. Cabin service may be available but I never use it.

Most of my meals were taken on the terrace & were always very good with lots of variety.

Was it better than other cruises? Not really, but the cheese trolley was for sure. Cheese on most cruises tends to be of the rubber variety. Brie type cheeses particularly.
On the Odyssey the smelly cheeses were just that. Smelly - the way they are meant to be.

A couple of times per cruise there was a special buffet. The Indian was excellent with choices of fieryness.
Greek night had one of the violinists playing dressed in a Greek outfit which was very pleasant.
Mexican night was pretty good too.

I did wonder about the themes though. Greek ok but why not Turkey, Georgian etc. Match the food with the destination.

Wine, beer & soda are complimentary with dinner & is free flowing for the two hours of dinner - 7:00 to 9:00. Hard to get too soused in that time but some managed it.

THE EXCURSIONS.

Everyone has a Quiet Vox wireless receivers with an earphone that clips over the ear, not inside it. A wonderful device but one I did not always wear. It’s nice to have a quiet life sometimes.

Everyone is has a coloured sticker attached to their key card. The daily schedule is delivered to the cabins the night before & these give times and which of two assembly point for each coloured group. The meeting place could change from day to day & this caused a bit of confusion some days.

The groups are staggered about five minutes apart so getting off the shop & onto a bus is very efficient. I would like to have had them spaced a little further apart so that the busses staggered their arrival at pee stops and sites to be visited.

The excursions are very history oriented as one would expect with Voyages to Antiquity, but I did not find the actual excursions a lot different than on any other cruise.
Thirty some people to a bus.
A guide droning on & on, & on & ..... ZZZzzzz....

Being a small ship I was expecting smaller groups so there is no advantage there. Everyone gets to the same site at the same time. I sometimes found I was listening to a different guide on my Soft Vox as the groups were overlapping. The few meals were taken by the entire ship at the same venue & time.

No include shopping stops which was a relief, though most excursions were morning only & so there was plenty of opportunity to shop for those inclined that way.

I did like the half day idea but the Athens to Istanbul segment had excursions that were too similar.
Acropolis, Church, Museum.
Museum, Church, Church, Ruin & etc. etc.
Of course that is what the cruise was advertised as but not enough variety for me & as there was only one excursion offered per port, no opportunity for variety.
I expected to enjoy the fact the excursions are included in the price but for me it takes away some of the enjoyment from the experience. A lot less preparation, investigating & choosing excursions, independent v ships cruise.
I like all that.
As I had paid for the excursion I felt loath to go off on my own or even just stay onboard.

This is not a fault of the cruise line. I just like a bit more variety & choice. Maybe they could offer a choice between morning & afternoon tours. That would be an improvement.

THE STAFF.

In a word - Excelent.

Waiters & Waitresses - Mostly Philippino and even more friendly than normal. A cheery hello by name everywhere I went.

Cabin stewards - I had two & both excellent as per.

Excursion girls & guys - Did a great job with information, getting us off & on the ship & keeping us well shepherded throughout.

The lectures - I never went to one but hear they were mostly very good. They seemed approachable outside rhe lectures.

The officers - those I met were very good. The captain should be forced to listen to his arrival & noon announcements. Every one was exactly the same, just the place names changing.

AFTERTHOUGHT

People who go on this cruise line expect lots of history, only one excursion on offer per day, good food, early to bed, early to rise.

It’s what is being advertised & delivered

Reading this I might give the idea I did not like it. Not true - it was most enjoyable but I would not do it again.

I like to have more choices & this was a bit too sheeplike for me.

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Posted by hasbeen 12:43 Comments (2)

2014 - AEGEAN ODYSSEY - LEMNOS, Greece

Istanbul & home


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Last night would have been a perfect evening to go ashore but I had been invited for dinner with the Hotel Manager. La de Da.

Three couples who I have never spoken to before plus me and the officer.

All very convivial except one couple did not say a word until the officer had departed, when they suddenly became animated.

Today is the only day we do not have an excursion from the ship. So, a lie in & a late breakfast waiting for the rush to the tender to die down ...

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They drop me off at the quay where Layla points me to some table laden with free local goodies. Too bad I had just eaten.

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There is a castle overlooking the town so I head towards it ...

It looks way too steep a climb so I wave Carol on her way & continue down the other side of the hill ...

Past a pretty little church ..

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Looking up from the beach I am glad I wimped out on the climb up there ...

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I just follow my nose along the beach & through town ...

Back around about istanbul I was in the shop on board asking the lady there if she sold those little puffs you squeeze soap on in the shower. Mine had unravelled. I cannot get any lather without those puffs.

She does not sell them but she gave me one of her own.

How about that for service.?

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Just by these cats I went into a pharmacy to get her a replacement. The girls english was very good. Not a surprise really as she is from Brooklyn.

Arrived at another beach with the Aegean Odyssey at anchor offshore .. Ours is the last cruise ship of the season at this port.

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and round to the harbour looking for a bite to eat.

There are restaurants all around the harbour, looking open, tables set - but no customers & no staff.

Eventually I find one where some passengers are waiting for the tender back. I have a bite & a beer with them & head into a little alleyway of shops.

Souvenirs mainly.

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A beautiful sunny day & no people. Certainly no one on the beaches. A perfect time of year to visit.

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I while away a bit more time in a little cafe, trying a Metaxa Brandy. Cheap & lots of it.

Those cats were opposite.

And here is Grace - out of uniform ...

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as is Layla ..

You can see why I might have been a bit distracted at trivia the other day.

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Back on board & time to say goodbye to Lorraine ...

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Lovely lady. She smiles like that all day long. A princess who named her daughter Queen, but in Spanish.

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Into Istanbul - goodbye to Kadeck setting up in the lounge

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V 2 A get me off the ship, onto the shuttle & to the airport with a minimum of fuss & in plenty of time for my flight as it is delayed for 2 hours.

And that's it for the cruise & these posts although I might add just one more to give a summary of my impressions of life with Voyage to Antiquity.

And if you are reading this in Morrisburg or Decatur or St. Austel or Loughborough or anywhere really-- say hello

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2014 - AEGEAN ODYSSEY - KAVALA, Greece


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Today we wake up close to an island .... Looking very spooky & quiet in the distance..

Actually - a peninsula, not an island but you need a boat to land & special permission is required to do that.

We are going to have a sail past.

I don't mention it to anyone at the time, but am reminded of the Costa captain. Lets hope our captain knows what he is doing. Many ships in antiquity were lost around here.

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The moon has not even set yet ...

The area is called Mount Athos & has several monasteries --- Male only.

Absolutely no women allowed on the island - really. Look it up.

A monastery emerging from the mist now ---

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I mentioned to a couple that no women were out there & expect that may explain why it is so quiet. His wife thought it was funny.

While we sailed past, I was sitting at Lorraine's bar on the top deck. Nice & comfy - watching the landscape roll by.

One of the bridge ladies was with me & she said that she had never sat up here before & was just waiting for a game to start at 9:30.
Another lady joined us and the two were lost in talk for ages.
At 9:25 I thought she may have lost track of time & reminded her about her bridge.

She had not forgotten.

She was enjoying sitting outside too much to go in. Indeed, It was very pleasant.

If you look very closely below you can see a monk on a balcony.

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In the afternoon we did get off further up the coast for a trip to some more ancient ruins ...

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Saint Paul gave a talk here ...

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and then a short ride to a Baptistery -

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beside the stream where Saint Lydia was baptised, to become Saint Paul's first convert in Europe.

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Her small chapel beside the stream.

I was wrong about getting off tomorrow as we will be in Lemnos.

I had another treat today.

Grace, the excursion girl usually sits at the back of the bus. On her own I expect but I don't really know.

Today she comes down & sits with me. The guide shut up a bit on the way back to the ship so we were able to chat about her job & life at sea.

She must like it as she will be back again after her contract expires in November.

Grace - the name suits her..

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2014 - AEGEAN ODYSSEY - THESSALONIKI, Greece


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ThessalonikA or ThessalonikI ? That is the question..

The crew are happy to be arriving in ThessalonikI. Free Wi-Fi & cheap money transfer to the Philippines.

This is another of our alternate ports & to get here we had to pass Istanbul, which we did at night & I did not get up to see it. A pity we did not overnight here.

But on the other hand, one of the nice things about sea days is that it has dawned on me that I don't have to get up at dawn for an excursion. Which also means I can stay up late. By late, I mean after 9:15.

This ship turns into the Marie Celeste at 9:30.

At the beginning of any cruise I usually stay up late to see whats going on, watch a show, listen to music etc. & the same on sea days. This cruise was no exception and on one of the first days I had stayed up to let my food go down after dinner, but in the lounge at 10:30 a food trolley comes out with some very tempting offers.

Chocolate covered strawberries ..... MMMMmmmmmm.

Most nights the staff will have to eat up the left-overs as the trolley is hardly touched.

Last night was a sea day & I was up late & had the pleasure of the company of the two Excursion girls. Grace & Layla. We were joined by a male couple & played the Trivia. Grace & Layla were out of uniform for once which was a bit of a distraction ( you will see what I mean tomorrow ) but no excuse for not winning the trivia. We were paying attention in Istanbul & correctly identified the ship docked beside us there two weeks ago as the Orchestra.

Here is the pilot to take us from the Sea of Marmara & through the Dardanelles

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Past Gallipoli.

The cruise director stopped clowning for five minutes & broadcast to those out on deck, a very sobering account of the Gallipoli invasion as we cruised slowly past the monuments.

Two thousand casualties, every day, day after day, week after week, month after month - every month for EIGHT MONTHS.

He concluded by naming all the shops sunk as we passed over where they lie.

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Now for a tour around the sights of Thssaloniki ..

Alexander?

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Silly me - that is Alexander

& this is a museum ..

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Saint Stephen - before he had his head chopped off.

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Across the road & into a church ..

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Out of that church & into another one ... although this one may have been a mosque at some point ..

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Down the hill and though the arch

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to the bus & back to the ship

Last day tomorrow before getting off in Istanbul the day after.

Posted by hasbeen 04:23 Archived in Greece Comments (0)

2014 - AEGEAN ODYSSEY - NESSEBUR, Bulgaria

We are now parked in Burgas but the destination is just up the coast - Nessebur...

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First stop is of course a Museum. This one is very nice..

Here is a treasure trove of silver ...

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and gold ..

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and pottery

But my attention wavers & I am soon outside. Waiting for the group to appear .. I see Sunny Beach in the distance ...

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some cormorants on a statue & what looks like a very large sand dune.

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Now a walk through the town ..

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One church after another .. Byzantine churches ...

Spot the swastika motif . Nothing Nazi about it though. Way before their time .

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There is a name for those type of decoration but I forget ...

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Souvenir shops of course ...

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Now we are inside a church.....

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Saint Stephen I think ...

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That's a little creepy ..

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Layla, our baby sitter for the day, was looking a bit tired in here. And no wonder. She let me heft the bag she is required to carry around. It weighs a ton.

She needs ----

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We leave our guide & get to walk around town on our own. I head into a little store for a bottle of something with ginger in it.

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And also find a nice spot for a sit down for a pancake just like mother used to make & a beer ..

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Another stop for a coffee & cake then on with the walk around the peninsula ...

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Looks heavy work by the locals ...

A stop here for a restorative glass of local Brandy. Quite a lot of brandy, came in a nice little bottle with a cork stopper.

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On the way back to Burgas - this is a pile of salt, evaporated from lagoons.

Another pleasant day.

That will be the last stop in the Black Sea.

We will now pass through the Bosphorus, Istanbul, the Dardanelles & back into the Aegean or some more of Greece..

Posted by hasbeen 10:50 Archived in Bulgaria Comments (0)

2014 - AEGEAN ODYSSEY - CONSTANTA, Romania

A pleasant day at sea crossing the Black sea. I love sea days. This segment is much more relaxed to the prior one in that respect.

As there are so few passengers now, some of the crew had been let go but there are still a lot of them. A bonus is that they have a bit more time to chat with the passengers. The boys in the terrace restaurant are always a delight. Most of them know me by name now & are all very cheery.

Stef the cheese guy & Alwin are good at looking after me.

Grace & Andrea are constantly hovering with a bottle of red & white to hand. Good girls ..

Another two girls. Cherry Lynn and Maricel in the lounge have become very chatty. The bands have not changed for this segment. Zzzzzzz..

I am meeting less passengers though.

But now we are in Romania, an addition to the itinerary.

I guess this bank is very good at getting blooooood out of a stone

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The tour today is a quick flit around Constanta where we visit a museum.

I am very quick with museums so I am outside listening to Fur Elsie being played over loud speakers, being interviewed by Romanian TV.

I should go on line to see if I can see myself.

Have a look inside a church.

Have a photo stop at a rather dilapidated casino where wedding couples come for the back-drop. Cannot imagine why.

Then it's out into the countryside to a winery ...

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Something is giving this lady a headache ....

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and we haven't even started on the wine yet!

Dancers come out. Always looking good.

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These timid youngsters were looking on from the rear and beating their feet to the dances.

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Christine in the glasses, amongst the glasses, has been with us since Athens. We eat together sometimes. In fact it may have been tonight. The only one of two times I went formal.

Angela & John were also at the table.

John has had an outrageous life for a chartered accountant

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A big winery as you can see.

As for the wine? - well, the water was very nice.

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Some street life on the way back to the ship ...

for sundown over the extremely large, but not very scenic port

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Bulgaria tomorrow

Posted by hasbeen 21:16 Archived in Romania Comments (0)

2014 - AEGEAN ODYSSEY - BATUMI, GEORGIA

I AM NOW AT THE FARTHEST POINT DOWN THE BLACK SEA THAT I WILL GET & WHAT A PLEASANT SURPRISE IT IS.

BATUMI - A DELIGHTFUL PLACE.

THESE COUPLE OF PHOTOS ARE FROM THE SHIP - WE ARE DOCKED RIGHT IN TOWN.

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GETTING OFF THE SHIP, PASSING THE EARLY MORNING MORNING FISHERMEN

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WE GO ALONG THE COAST & THEN WIND OUR WAY UP INTO THE HILLS TO THE BATUMI BOTANICAL GARDEN ..

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SPENDING THE NEXT THREE HOURS STROLLING DOWN GENTLE PATHS WITH OUR GUIDE CHATTING ABOUT ALL THE FLOWERS & TREES WE PASS ...

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MY GEORGIAN IS A TAD RUSTY -

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THAT WAS A LOVELY WALK. ALL DOWNHILL & NO STEPS

WE NOW GO FOR A STROLL AROUND BATUMI ....

WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO HEAR THESE BELLS PEALING.

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CHECK THE WORK ON THIS DOWNSPOUT ..

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SOME WONDERFUL BUILDINGS HERE & JUST LOOK AT THE SKY ..

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THE HILLS ARE NOT TOO FAR AWAY ...

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LOTS OF SCHOOL KIDS CHECKING OUT THEIR TOWN ,, THEY ALL SAID HELLO AS THEY WENT PAST ..

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SAINT GEORGE IS BIG HERE ...

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IN THE PARK, THERE ARE MANY STATUES OF KIDS PLAYING MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ..

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MORE KIDS BEING TOWED AROUND

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LOOKING DOWN ON THESE KIDS FROM DECK NINE, THEY HAVE JUST FINISHED PERFORMING A SHOW ON OUR SHIP. I MISSED IT UNFORTUNATELY BUT WAS TOLD THEY WERE VERY GOOD .

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THAT IS THE AFTERMATH OF A SMALL CAR ACCIDENT - REAR ENDED. NO CASUALTIES.

THEN WE ARE OFF HEADING WESTWARD TO THE OTHER END OF THE BLACK SEA AGAIN

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WE HAVE A STOWAWAY ..

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BATUMI IS WELL WORTH ANOTHER VISIT. A PITY WE DO NOT OVERNIGHT HERE.

ANOTHER RELAXING DAY AT SEA TO COME BEFORE ROMANIA.

ON ONE OF MY FIRST CRUISES I WENT TO A 'BRIDGE LECTURE' EXPECTING TO LEARN A BIT ABOUT NAVIGATION & STEERING A SHIP ETC. BUT NO - IT WAS THE CARD GAME

I HAVE SINCE COME ACROSS A FEW BRIDGE PLAYERS BUT THIS CRUISE HAS ABOUT FIFTY TRAVELLING TOGETHER WITH MR & MRS BRIDGE.

THEY HAVE TAKEN OVER THE OBSERVATION LOUNGE WHICH ALWAYS HAVE THE TABLES SET UP FOR A GAME.

NO LOSS TO ME AS IT LOOKS LIKE A NICE QUIET PLACE TO SIT AND WATCH THE OCEAN BUT IF I SIT ALONG THE EDGE, I CANNOT ACTUALLY SEE OUTDOORS. AND THE ROOM TREMBLES SO MUCH THE WORDS ON MY BOOK BLURRED.

A BONUS IS THAT HAVING FIFTY OUT OF ONE HUNDRED & FIFTY PEOPLE IN ONE ROOM MAKES FOR A LOT OF SPACE FOR THE REST OF US.

THEY PLAY, GET INSTRUCTIONS & HAVE LECTURES & A LOT OF TIME AT THE TABLES

I DID TALK TO QUITE A FEW OF THE PLAYERS WHO REALLY ENJOYED THE EXPERIENCE OF TWO WEEKS BRDGE. LISTENING TO THEM CHAT IS LIKE GREEK TO ME & WHO KNEW PEOPLE COULD TALK SO MUCH ABOUT PAST BRIDGE GAMES.

THE OBSERVATION LOUNGE IS ADJACENT TO LORRAINE'S BAR SO THEY WOULD OFTEN BE THERE BUT THEY QUICKLY DEPARTED FOR THEIR BRIDGE, LEAVING ME TO FINISH MY FIVE DOLLAR COCKTAIL OF THE DAY BEFORE DINNER.

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